“Vortex!” called Wyldstyle as we flew through the rift. “Do you have a plan for keeping Vortech occupied when we get to Foundation Prime?!”
“As a matter of fact, I do!” I replied.
“How crazy is it?!” quizzed Apocalypse.
“Some of us will think ‘Oh God, oh God, we’re gonna die’!” I responded.
“Yeah, I figured your plan would elicit that response!” called Elphaba.
“Then, it’s such a pity,” called a voice that we all dreaded, “that you’ll never get to put it into action!”
“Hello?” asked GLaDOS over our comms. “I have news which may be upsetting. I am detecting a…”
“Lord Vortech!” interrupted Batman as he pointed ahead of us. Vortech was massive!
“I thought I’d save you the trouble,” quipped Vortech, “and come to defeat you here! I don’t want the mess in my new world! How are you enjoying the rift so far?!”
“I’m very tired of being in freefall!” replied Gandalf.
“Guys, new plan!” I called. I then increased my diving speed, going straight for an area on Vortech’s armor. I had noticed that it held dimensional maelstroms in three different areas to power it. The others caught on and followed me. We soon landed on the armor covering Vortech’s right shoulder.
“Get off me!” protested Vortech. “What do you think you’re doing?!”
“This armor stabilizes you as you travel the rift, right?!” I called. “What happens if it’s damaged?!”
“I see!” replied Wyldstyle. “If we can overload the maelstrom, it might damage Vortech!”
“Not as long as I live!” boomed Vortech as Vortexons appeared.
“Wyldstyle, you should really learn to zip it sometimes!” I called.
“Whoops!” said Wyldstyle.
“All right, what’s past is past,” I replied. “Heavy hitters, with me! Tech savvies, overload the maelstrom!” All tech related fighters got to work sabotaging the machinery holding the maelstrom while the rest of us kept the Vortexons off their backs.
“Guys, are you any closer?!” called Cole.
“We’re getting there, just give us a minute!” called Apocalypse.
“I don’t think we HAVE a minute!” I replied.
“Oh, for the love of…GET OUT OF THE WAY!” roared War. She then brought her sword down onto the machine. It sparked and the maelstrom exploded, damaging Vortech and flinging us off in the process.
“WHAT DID YOU DO?!” roared Vortech. “YOU LITTLE PESTS!”
“Just as predicted,” muttered Batman. The Defender rocket then zoomed by and fired.
“All that fuss to bring a gnat in to help you?!” taunted Vortech. “Pathetic!”
“I don’t know,” I replied as we landed on Vortech’s left shoulder, “it did its job distracting you!”
“Little ants,” snarled Vortech, “I’m going to squash you!” He summoned more Vortexons. The techies got to work as the rest of us held the enemy off.
“Wait, HERE’S what we did wrong!” called Build as he connected a wire. Just then, the maelstrom started destabilizing.
“Here we go again!” I called. We jumped off as the maelstrom exploded and sent Vortech into pain.
“ARGH! You’re really getting on my nerves now!” he roared.
“You wait until we get started!” I called. “We have more help than you could ever muster!
“Really?” taunted Vortech. “You could summon every being alive to help you, it still won’t result in your victory!”
“Guys, there’s one last maelstrom to deal with!” called Death. “Right on his belt buckle!”
“Oh, grief!” I moaned. “Oh well, at least it’s not BELOW the belt! DIVE!” We dove and landed on the belt buckle.
“I grow tired of your antics!” boomed Vortech as he summoned more Vortexons.
“Keep going, guys!” I encouraged as we heavy hitters kept the enemy off the techies. Just then, our job got harder! Someone in a luchador’s outfit arrived and locked onto Batman.
“Batman,” he announced, “I will break you!”
“Bane!” snarled Batman. Bane then grew massive muscles and started swinging!
“I’m going to enjoy hearing your bones shatter!” promised Bane. He then saw the tech guys messing with the maelstrom. “Victory won’t come for you!” he roared.
“Get away!” I called. The techs got away from Bane’s charge. He collided with the machine but didn’t damage it. Just then, I noticed something around his ears. “Nice earrings!” I called.
“Earrings?!” snarled Bane. “Do I look like a girl to you?!”
“Wow, sexist much?” I asked. He then felt around his head and realized that his new earrings were grenades with no pins! They exploded, causing a massive headache for him and destroying the machine. “Your doing, Deadpool?” I asked.
“They looked better on him than me!” called Deadpool.
“Enough!” called Vortech as he flung us off! Just then, a familiar blue box arrived! One and Thirteen poked their heads out.
“Vortech, old boy!” called One. “It looks like you’re stuck!”
“How about we give you a push!” called Thirteen. As they went back inside the TARDIS, it rammed into Vortech, causing an exit to open behind him.
That exit led to Vortech’s temple on Foundation Prime. We all landed roughly while Vortech towered over us. “Er, Godzilla,” I gulped, “I think NOW’S a good time to get big again!”
“Got it!” confirmed Godzilla.
“Not this time!” boomed Vortech as he fired a beam at Godzilla’s Kaiju-riser.
“NO!” roared Godzilla. The Kaiju-riser was destroyed.
“Welcome to the end of chaos,” boasted Vortech, “and the beginning of perfection!” He then started altering the temple until it resembled a fortress!
“Oh no!” I breathed.
“It’s perfect, isn’t it?” asked Vortech. “One single dimension with one single ruler! Kneel to me and I may have mercy on you!”
“Lord Vortech can NOT get away with this!” snarled Wyldstyle.
“I already have!” boasted Vortech. “Who do you gnats think you are?!” That was it! One last roll call for this adventure!
“Kamen Rider Outback!” announced Lord Joshua Williams. “Better watch your back, mate!”
“Kamen Rider Claw!” called Lady Sheela Kumar. “My weapons shall turn you into ribbons!”
“Kamen Rider Swing!” resolved Lady Tonje Haugen. “I’ll be taking your legs!”
“Kamen Rider Hunt!” called Lady Tanisha Akintola. “I shall always get my prey!”
“Kamen Rider Clash!” announced Lady Livia Acqua. “A duel with me shall end in your defeat!”
“Kamen Rider Climb!” shouted Lady Irina Kuznetsov. “Mountains are a warrior’s best friend!”
“Kamen Rider Gallop!” called her brother, Lord Mikhail Kuznetsov. “My riding skills are unmatched!”
“Kamen Rider Sengoku!” called my brother, Prince Hiroki Hishikawa. “You shall get a taste of Feudal Japan!”
“Kamen Rider Vortex!” I, Queen Megumi Hishikawa, declared. “Evil will ultimately bow to me!”
“Kamen Rider Guard!” thundered my boyfriend, Sir Richard Saunders. “None shall harm my friends, family, and lady!”
“Kamen Rider Touché!” called his sister, Dame Emily Saunders. “En Garde, thing of evil!”
“Kamen Rider Zhànshì!” announced Lord Haitao Lin. “Try and stop my quest!”
“Kamen Rider Arch!” boasted Duke Emmanuel Babineaux. “My skills outdo Robin Hood!”
“Kamen Rider Kämpfer!” called Duke Lukas Ackermann. “Your defeat will be certain at my hands!”
“Kamen Rider Seeker!” announced Lady Xiomara Elizondo. “It’s not gold I seek, but your end!”
“Kamen Rider Battle!” called Lord Michael Archer. “For friends and family, I shall be victorious!”
“Kamen Rider Apocalypse!” announced Dame Lacey Thanatos. “Your world shall end!”
“I am Gandalf the Grey!” announced Gandalf. “Prepare to see some fireworks!”
“I’m Wyldstyle!” called Lucy, Wyldstyle, Master Builder. “Time to think outside the box!”
“I’m Batman!” called Bruce Thomas Wayne. “The Dark Knight rises!”
“I am the start of a group of warriors!” announced Takeshi Hongo, Kamen Rider Ichigō, the first Kamen Rider. “I am Kamen Rider!”
“No, you’re all DEAD!” roared Vortech as he summoned Vortexons.
“CHARGE!” I shouted. Boy, did the battle begin! We clashed with the Vortexons as Sh’Kar and her crew were teleported onto the Enterprise. They got to work distracting Lord Vortech while Batman found something about the gravity in a certain corner. There was a pile of junk on the wall. He tried to pull it down, but it didn’t budge. He pushed it slightly upwards and it moved easily.
“Vortex!” he called to me. “I need your help!”
“What do you need?!” I asked. He didn’t explain.
“Shift Keystone, activate!” he announced. “Yellow, on the floor! Cyan, on the wall perpendicular to yellow! Magenta, on the ceiling! Shift! Cyan! Vortex!” I appeared on the wall, walking 90⁰ from the rest of my friends. I shoved the junk up to the ceiling and the gravity it was generating pulled the pile onto it. “Shift! Magenta! Vortex!” I started walking on the ceiling and pushed the junk to the edge where Batman could safely pull it down. “Shift! Yellow! Vortex!” I arrived back on the floor and changed steels.
“Wyldstyle steel!” called Vortoranii as my vision became a Master Builder’s vision. I built a transmitter that beamed unknown instructions to the Defender rocket. It then targeted the square and fired!
“LEAVE THE FOUNDATION OF ALL DIMENSIONS ALONE!” boomed Vortech. Part of the square turned to ash! “You dare try to ruin this dimension?! MY DIMENSION?!” Just then, the walls crumbled and the floor broke up, leaving only platforms leading to a higher platform.
“The Foundation is weakened, along with Lord Vortech!” called Gandalf.
“Excellent!” cheered Death.
“Ichigō, get up on the higher ledge!” I called. “I see a vent and its patch!”
“Understood!” called Ichigō. He jumped onto the ledge.
“What does a vent and patch have to do with stopping Vortech?!” yelped Nigō.
“Scale Keystone, activate!” announced Ichigō once he got onto the ledge. “Enlarge scale of Nigō!” Nigō then grew, startled at the sudden increase in altitude!
“What kind of toys have YOU acquired?!” he yelped.
“Could you apply the patch, please?!” snapped Ichigō. Nigō did so, then held up a dangling part. “Lessen scale of Deadpool!” announced Ichigō.
“All right, Mini-pool!” squeaked Deadpool as he shrunk. He crawled into the vent. As he did his business, I overheard Legolas and Gimli.
“Legolas! Two already!” called the Dwarf.
“I’m on seventeen!” replied Legolas. Gimli was momentarily stunned.
“I’ll have no pointy-ear outscoring me!” he bellowed. He went back to lopping legs off the Vortexons.
“I am everywhere!” boasted Vortech. “I am all powerful!” The area behind us opened and I felt a buzz.
“Locate Keystone, activate!” I called. “Initiate rift detection!” I found it in that area. “Identify source of rift!” The information was beamed into my head. “Locate help from D-0-C-T-0-R-W-H-0!” I announced. A Dalek then flew in. The shell looked…different. It was grey, with darker grey sensor globes on its skirt, antennae on each globe, spikes lining the inside of the plunger, a pupil in the blue light of its eyestalk, pyramidal speech indicators, and some sort of shield around its neck. It looked at us and was filled with its usual hate.
“Exterminate!” it squawked.
“Parlay!” I yelped.
“Parlay?” asked the Dalek. “I have no understanding of the word! It is not registered in my vocabulary bank!”
“I have a proposition for you!” I elaborated.
“Explain!” demanded the Dalek.
“Lord Vortech has begun his plan and is powered by Foundation Prime!” I said. “We need to bring him down so both sides can flourish!”
“That Foundation,” helped Gandalf, “is most definitely the key. The palace will be destroyed along with it.”
“You propose an alliance?” quizzed the Dalek.
“Wouldn’t it be a testament to Dalek strength and purity,” I asked, “if you helped a lower life-form beat a god-like creature?” The Dalek appeared to consider.
“…Request accepted!” it responded later. “The truce ends when Vortech is damaged!”
“Agreed,” I said. The Dalek then flew into the air to lock onto the square. It aimed its gunstick.
“Exterminate!” it shouted as it fired. The segment was destroyed and I decided now was a good time to send the Dalek back!
“Dismiss help!” I called. The Dalek was sucked into a rift and Vortech noticed. The area behind us crumbled away as we moved closer to Vortech. Wyldstyle took this opportunity to make a giant proton pack with a Chroma Lock design on it, a red circle, a purple left L-shape, and an orange right L-shape. “Okay, we have to search for the discs!” I suggested. “Find them!” We traveled across the room to find a gateway. The coordinates were set to Vorton! I made a quick call to GLaDOS to build something that can cause damage. We then fired up the gateway we had and GLaDOS poked her head out.
“It appears you need my help,” she said. “That is so unlike you. Now, hurry up and finish this!” She threw a rocket turret through the portal and closed it. I took command of it and fired it at the square. It was now one fourth of its original shape! Vortech struggled to keep himself up from the hammering the Enterprise was giving him!
“Your disobedience only angers me further!” he threatened as he summoned more Vortexons. As we fought, the area containing his gateway fell apart and we continued our search for the Chroma discs. Wyldstyle found them buried under some rubble around the room.
“Chroma Keystone, activate!” she announced. “Chroma Lock, reveal! Chroma! Red! Apocalypse! Chroma! Blue! Vortex! Chroma! Yellow! Batman!” We all jumped into our respective paint blobs, then Batman and I took our respective L-shapes while Apocalypse jumped first into the circle, then my position, and then Batman’s. The Proton pack then fired at the square, but it wasn’t enough power!
“You cannot prevent the inevitable!” laughed Vortech.
“Crap, we need to give it more power! More electricity!” I wailed.
“My turn!” called Gandalf. “Elemental Keystone, activate! Element of lightning, Vortex and Apocalypse!” The electric aura surrounded us both and we looked at Gandalf in surprise. “It has been said by X-PO,” explained Gandalf, “that you two will beat him!” We got the hint, then fired streams of lightning at the proton pack, giving it the necessary power to fry the last remaining fragment of the square!
“NO!” wailed Vortech as the fortress fell apart. “YOU’VE UNDONE EVERYTHING! YOU’VE DESTROYED PERFECTION!”
“Your brand of perfection is only stagnation!” I thundered back in reply, dodging debris. “That’s what the Feudal Nerd Society was founded on! We know we can never achieve perfection, but we don’t care! You would make everything the same, but we know that diversity and mixing ideas make one truly strong!”
“Lord Vortech, last of the Vortonians,” affirmed Apocalypse, “you were so obsessed with perfection, you’ve blinded yourself to the chaos you and Shocker Rift have wrought! Now, look at yourself; all alone with no allies and no power!” As Vortech thrashed about, he fell into the white sea while the fortress split apart. We were rapidly losing stable ground! The Enterprise dove and leveled itself.
“JUMP!” shouted Batman. He didn’t need to tell us twice. We jumped onto the Enterprise’s hull and tried to get us out of here, but Vortech’s fist smashed its underside! We landed on a circular platform and saw Vortech, still giant, rise from the sea beneath us.
“I WILL MAKE YOU PAY!” he promised. “YOU WILL FEEL MY UNBRIDLED FURY!”
“Do you think we annoyed him?” gulped Wyldstyle.
“Perhaps, just a touch,” replied Gandalf.
“Then let’s make him madder!” snarled Godzilla.
“Now, how to begin?” wondered Vortech. “I will not be denied retribution!” He summoned Vortexons and fired eyebeams!
“Hey, that’s my thing!” snapped Superman. Vortech then opened a bunch of rifts and allowed junk to fall all around us! Wyldstyle found a way to make a giant slingshot with the junk and fired it at Vortech. Vortech stumbled but regained his balance. He then tried to tilt the platform to make us fall into the sea, so we held on for dear life! When it was clear he wasn’t getting the result he wanted, he leveled the platform again and tried again, Vortexons, eyebeams, and summoning junk. This time, the junk was fireworks, Gandalf’s specifically, so Gandalf lit them and they launched at Vortech! Vortech recovered from the hit and tilted the platform again. No dice, we weren’t gonna fall into the sea! The platform leveled and Vortech tried the same method one last time. What’s the definition of insanity again? The junk he summoned this time was a giant cannon that Batman charged up to full power. He fired and Vortech stumbled, losing his breath.
“I can…reassemble the Elements!” he gasped. “This isn’t defeat for me! This isn’t where it ends!” Unbeknownst to him, three portals had opened behind him.
“You’re right, Vortech,” confirmed Batman. “But, that is!” He drew Vortech’s attention to the portals.
“NO!” called Vortech as he was getting sucked in. “YOU CAN’T WIN!” He was then fully pulled in, but the power of the portals was too strong! It was sucking EVERYTHING in! The TARDIS then arrived and Eleven and Twelve opened the door.
“Come on!” called Twelve. “This place is for the Knacker’s yard!”
“Get in!” called Eleven. We all piled into the TARDIS and it quickly took off.
“All right,” said Thirteen as she, One, Four, Five, Six, and Eight worked the console, “we need to tie up that rift into a pretty, little bow so that Tall, Dark, and Shouty can’t get out and you lot,” she left the console to shove us all back to the door, “need to stand just there. Good. Don’t move!” She then handed us a small little silver cylinder with a red light on top. “Hold these,” she ordered us as she returned to the console.
“Is there anything we can do?” asked Death.
“I suppose,” replied Two, “you could yell.” He then opened the door behind us! We were sucked into the rift and yelled as Two suggested. W. Doctor poked his head out.
“Sorry,” he called, “but there’s a good chance we won’t be able to get out of here if this works!” He then pulled the phone out of the exterior and dialed. “Are you ready to go, X-PO?!” A rift then opened and X-PO’s voice drifted through.
“You know, for a Time Lord,” he sassed, “you really like to rush people! There, final calculations complete. Uploading now. Vortex Riders and friends, point the devices the Doctors gave you at Lord Vortech.” Vortech’s head arrived and we did as instructed.
“W-WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!” he demanded.
“Giving you what you wanted, Vortech! Perfection!” I responded. “The perfect prison!” The devices made an energy cage.
“Argh!” snapped Thirteen’s voice. “It needs a push to get Vortech all good and trapped!”
“I have the perfect solution in mind!” I called. “Doctor Thirteen, come join us!” Thirteen was confused but took me up on the offer. “All right, Minna-san!” I called out. “One last kick for the road!” Everyone then got into kicking position and did a flying kick towards the energy cage. “RIDER ALL RIFT KICK!” I announced. We kicked hard and the energy cage surrounded Vortech. Thirteen went back into the TARDIS as multiple portals pulled the rest of us in. I had blacked out from the sudden pull, so I had no idea what would happen next. All I heard was Vortech’s final defiant roar.